Category Archives: artificial intelligence

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future (W W Norton) is the latest book from Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. It follows The Second Machine Age which was reviewed here and gives a more detailed analysis of how the technological revolution is coming along. It lacks any direct discussion of legal services but this is a … Continue reading Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

Just: Transcription, a London-based start up social enterprise rejected by the Ministry of Justice for a contract for tech-based court judgement transcription because of its precarious finances as a newly formed organisation, has secured funding from a prestigious social tech foundation to develop its work. The story of Just:’s rejection by the Ministry is told … Continue reading It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

International Bar Association On Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: good overview but careful not to frighten the horses

The IBA has published a report on the impact of robotics and AI on the workplace. Its central concern is the need to refashion employment law. The co-ordinator of the report, Gerlind Wisskirchen, said ‘The AI phenomenon is on an exponential curve, while legislation is doing its best on an incremental basis. New labour and employment … Continue reading International Bar Association On Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: good overview but careful not to frighten the horses

Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Lexis Nexis – like the American Bar Association, Law Society and the Legal Education Foundation – has had its go at surveying the future of legal services in the light of advances in technology. Being a publisher, it has gone about the exercise in a distinctive way. It has brought together reports of seven conversations … Continue reading Lawyers and Robots? conversation around the future of the legal industry

Cate Blanchett voices ground-breaking advice avatar

Few legal aid agencies could think of hiring an Oscar-winning actress to provide the voice of an  avatar to answer online questions from the public. Still fewer could link the actress with a successful artificial intelligence expert who is himself an Oscar-winner. However, this option has been open to Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency. It … Continue reading Cate Blanchett voices ground-breaking advice avatar